Biblical Feast Days
As you will discover in the bottom section of the page, is the Creator Father's Blueprint of Messiah's prophesied arrival thru His Holy Feast Days given to Mosheh during the Exodus for the blood and spiritual children of Israel to keep. The Spring Feast Days prophesied His earthly arrival and the Fall Feast Days announce His second coming of the Tribulation and reign in the Kingdom of Heaven. Once you understand this, you will deeply appreciate their significance and profound meaning and keep them and be done with keeping commercial and pagan 'holidays' such as Easter and Christmas that no true follower of the Word of God would ever keep.
Discover how the great Feast Days of God the Father were and are for the physical and spiritual house of Israel that foreshadowed the arrival of the Messiah in the Spring Feasts AND His second coming in the Fall Feasts. Not surprisingly the Hebrew word Moed - appointed time, rehearsal for the 1st and 2nd coming of the Messiah.
3. Prophetic Fulfillment
6. The 7 Feast Days
The Feasts of the LORD are for all - not just for the Children of Israel according to His very own words in Leviticus:
But you must keep my decrees and my laws. This applies both to native-born Israelites and to the foreigners living among you." Leviticus 18:26
So what will one get out of a deeper understanding of the Feasts of the LORD?
* Revelation of the 1st and 2nd coming of our Lord and Savior.
* A Deeper insight and understanding to comprehending other Scriptures throughout the New and Old Testament.* Once you understand the Feasts of the LORD in a deeper way, and with a prophetic understanding, you will see that the
entirety of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, you realize it is all about Yashaya HaMaschiach.
Prophecy - How the Messiah Fulfills the 7 Biblical Feast Days
The Lord's 7 Feast Days and Their Significance The Father's 7 Feast Days (Moedim)
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The following is the prophetic significance of each of the seven feasts of Israel:
1. Passover (Pesach) Leviticus 23:5 – Pointed to the Messiah as our Passover lamb (1 Corinthians 5:7) whose blood would be shed for our sins. Jesus was crucified on the day of preparation for the Passover at the same hour that the lambs were being slaughtered for the Passover meal that evening.
Editor's Note: The Destroyer did not enter the homes of the children of Israel in Exodus 12:23-27 consider the following when asked what the rite of the Passover lamb blood meant:
26"And when your children say to you, 'What does this rite mean to you?' 27you shall say, 'It is a Passover sacrifice to the LORD who passed over the houses of the sons of Israel in Egypt when He smote the Egyptians, but spared our homes."
From this we gather that those who were sons of Israel were spared - for being sons of Israel who kept the Torah of the Father... now, since the Passover of Exodus is a rehearsal of the coming of the Messiah...
1My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; 2and He Himself is the propitiation (appeaser, conciliator) for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world. 3By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. 4The one who says, "I have come to know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; 5but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him: 6the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked. 7Beloved, I am not writing a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word which you have heard. 1 John 2:1-7
What do we gather from the above? Just as the children of Israel kept the commandments (Torah) of the Father to have death (the Destroyer) pass over their homes, so too must the SPIRITUAL children of Israel of today must keep the commandments (Torah) to have death pass over them.
Editor's Note: The Messiah is the fulfillment of the Passover Lamb the Hebrews celebrated... yet at no time was Passover Feast ever recognized as "the taking away of sins" atonement festival - this came during Yom Kippur - the Feast of Atonement. Yet a goat was used as the representative of "taking away the sins of the world" - not a Lamb. You will find a further explanation of it below. The point is that our sins - death - is "passed over us" for keeping the commandments - the "old commandments" from the beginning as stated by John.
2. Unleavened Bread (Chag ha Motzah) Leviticus 23:6 – Pointed to the Messiah's sinless life (as leaven is a picture of sin in the Bible), making Him the perfect sacrifice for our sins. Jesus' body was in the grave during the first days of this feast, like a kernel of wheat planted and waiting to burst forth as the bread of life.
In the Old Testament, the Days of Unleavened Bread were understood to be a memorial of what occurred after the Passover night, when all the Egyptian firstborn died.
The next morning the Israelites packed their belongings and traveled to a nearby gathering place, ready for departure. That evening, they left Egypt by night. "It is a night of solemn observance to the LORD for bringing them out of the land of Egypt" (Exodus:12:42).
Before that evening, one last thing occurred: "And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they had brought out of Egypt; for it was not leavened, because they were driven out of Egypt and could not wait, nor had they prepared provisions for themselves" (verse 39).
This feast of the Lord is clearly spelled out in Leviticus:23:6: "And on the fifteenth day of the same month [as Passover] is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the LORD; seven days you must eat unleavened bread."
What does this feast have to do with Christ? What does it teach us about Him?
Unleavened bread—bread made without leaven—is mentioned in the Bible as something pure and unpolluted. All the grain sacrifices to be burned were to be made without leaven. "No grain offering which you bring to the LORD shall be made with leaven, for you shall burn no leaven nor any honey in any offering to the LORD made by fire" (Leviticus:2:11).
We see, then, that the spiritual meaning of the Days of Unleavened Bread was revealed. Its deeper significance wasn't ultimately found in what had occurred in the Old Testament, but in Jesus Christ, the sinless one, who purged our sins and gave us a chance to be spiritually "unleavened" before God. As the apostle Jude noted, Jesus "is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy" (Jude 24).
3. First Fruits (Yom ha Bikkurim) Leviticus 23:10 – Pointed to the Messiah's resurrection as the first fruits of the righteous. Jesus was resurrected on this very day.
"And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest: And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath (Sunday) the priest shall wave it. And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto the LORD. And the meat offering thereof [shall be] two tenth deals of fine flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire unto the LORD [for] a sweet savour: and the drink offering thereof [shall be] of wine, the fourth [part] of an hin.
TRUE SIGNIFICANCE: THE FEAST OF THE FIRST FRUITS occurs on the second day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Firstfruits speaks of the Lord's triumphant "RESURRECTION"; death simply could not hold her foe. On the third day, Jesus rose victoriously from the grave. Jesus also types the resurrection of the GRAIN in the field. Jesus was the first corn of grain of God’s wheat that had been raised from the dead. He was the FIRST FRUITS of them that slept after Adam.
JOHN 12:24-“Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.”Although a number of people mentioned in the Bible were resurrected from the dead (including Jairus' daughter and Lazarus), they simply died again in due season. However, Jesus was the first to be resurrected from death and the grave, never to die again. He alone is the "Firstfruits".
4. Weeks or Pentecost (Shavu'ot) Leviticus 23:16 – Occurred fifty days after the beginning of the Feast of Unleavened Bread and pointed to the great harvest of souls and the gift of the Holy Spirit for both Jew and Gentile, who would be brought into the kingdom of God during the Church Age (see Acts 2). The Church was actually established on this day when God poured out His Holy Spirit and 3,000 Jews responded to Peter's great sermon and his first proclamation of the gospel.
In the Old Testament, the Feast of Pentecost is called the Feast of Weeks (Exodus:34:22). This is because Leviticus:23:15-16 mentions counting seven weeks (or Sabbaths) or "fifty days" from the day the wave sheaf was offered during the Days of Unleavened Bread. Thus the feast acquired the name of "fiftieth," which is what Pentecost means in the Greek language of the New Testament.
In the New Testament, 50 days after Christ had been resurrected, the first Christians were celebrating Pentecost, one of the feasts of the Lord. And, as recorded in Acts 2, what a day that was! On it they received the Holy Spirit from God. Suddenly the Old Testament Feast of Weeks had taken on a new meaning for them. The shadow of this feast had now become a reality! Pentecost would become the Church's anniversary of the receiving of God's Spirit.
Jesus Christ revealed the significance of this feast by sending the Holy Spirit to His brethren in the faith. He had told them, "Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high" (Luke:24:49; compare John:16:7).
God's Spirit plays a crucial role in the life of Christians today as it did then. When a person receives God's Spirit upon repentance and baptism, that Spirit begins a process of spiritual transformation in the person's life, a transformation the Bible calls conversion.
Thus we see that Jesus is at the center of the Feast of Pentecost as well. Yet the ultimate fulfillment will only be realized after He returns to earth to establish God's Kingdom, when all will have access to God's Spirit. So this feast should still be kept as a memorial and a shadow until its purpose is completely accomplished.
5. Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah) Leviticus 23:24 – The first of the fall feasts. The trumpeting of the appearance of the Messiah in the heavens as He comes for His bride, the Church with the blowing of a loud trumpet.
It is "a holy convocation commemorated with trumpet blasts" (Leviticus:23:24, NRSV). God said when the trumpets were blown, "you will be remembered before the LORD your God, and you will be saved from your enemies" (Numbers:10:9).
Is the Feast of Trumpets also a shadow of Jesus Christ and His role in things to come?
In the New Testament, the symbolism of the trumpet is mentioned by Yashaya:
"Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other" Matthew:24:30-31.
6. Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) Leviticus 23:27 – Points to the day that the Beast, False Prophet, and Satan are made responsible for our sins and cast away to the lake of fire.
Perhaps the most unusual of the biblical feasts is the Day of Atonement. In Old Testament times, it included an elaborate ritual described in Leviticus 16. The high priest was to present two male goats, the first of which was sacrificed for the nation's sins (verse 15). Then, after the sins of the nation were symbolically placed on the other goat, it was expelled into the desert to a life of wandering (verses 21-22).
The second goat, over which the sins of the Israelites were confessed, represented the instigator of those sins—none other than Satan the devil.
At Christ's second coming, He will instruct a powerful angel to bind Satan and cast him into a place of restraint for 1,000 years, exiling him from mankind just as the live goat was exiled from the Israelite camp on the Day of Atonement. "Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years" (Revelation:20:1-2).
The Son of God is Not the Azazel Goat of Yom Kippur Atonement
Questions to consider in analyzing the Feast of Atonement:
* Does the Son of God die or sacrificed twice in the NT? NO
* Is the Son of God slain and burned? NO
* Is the Son of God ever compared or identified to a Bull ? NO
* Is the Son of God ever compared or identified to a Goat? NO
Armed with the above facts, let's proceed...
Most if not all “pastors” and “rabbis” claim the Son of God to be the Azazel goat and/or offered as a Sin Offering to the Lord AND was atoned with sins and cast away. Just the opposite. In fact, who or what is likened to a goat? Baphomet – Satan - the Goat of Mendes.
satisfaction, reparation, or expiation given for an injury or wrong
Word Origin and History for atonement
Notice how the true meaning of ATONEMENT means REPARATION (that’s what expiation means): Here’s the definition of Reparation:
1. the making of amends for wrong or injury done:
reparation for an injustice.
2. Usually, reparations. compensation in money, material, labor, etc.,payable by a defeated country to another country or to an individualfor loss suffered during or as a result of war.
3. restoration to good condition.
4. repair1(def 7).
The Son of God never caused injury, suffering or loss to anyone that He must make good for. The cause of injury, suffering or loss to mankind was and is brought about by the Beast, the False Prophet and the Dragon/Satan/Devil.
With this in mind, let’s look at the following:
Note: The NT Book of Revelation Mirrors the OT Exodus Feast Days in Sequence & Significance
Meant that those who believe in the God (Elohim) of Abraham, were spared from death. The blood of the Lamb served to have the Destroyer pass without harm – yet killed their captors in Egypt for NOT believing in the God of Abraham. Lamb NOT offered as a “Sin Offering” in this event.
PASSOVER: 30 AD
Meant that those who believe that IMMANUEL (“God with us”) was/is the Son of God (ELOHIM) and was sacrificed as the Passover Lamb will be spared from ETERNAL death - the blood of the Lamb serves to save those who believe in His commandments
Feast of Tabernacles follows: 7 days and 8th last great day.
YOM KIPPUR: EXODUS
Aaron is Anointed High Priest
2 GOATS at doorway (don’t enter Holy Place (i.e. Heaven): 1 as a Sin Offering to the “LORD” and 2nd Cast Away alive to Azazel (rough area). Scapegoat reconciled (atoned – at one) with sin.
1 RAM: Burnt Offering
1 BULL: for the High Priest (Aaron) as Sin Offering for him and household (blood sprinkled on mercy seat – east side)
1 GOAT: same procedure as BULL – this is for the people
Hides of BULL and GOAT thrown into the fire. (BEAST & FALSE PROPHET) Lev. 16:27-28
YOM KIPPUR: REVELATION
1 BULL (BEAST that HARLOT RIDES) is slain – Cast into Lake of Fire.
Symbol of BEAST is a BULL (Euro symbol) - note woman riding the Beast (Rev. 17:3, Rev. 17:7)
There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and
ten horns. Rev. 17:3
But the angel said to me, “Why do you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast with seven
heads and ten horns that carries her. Rev. 17:7
2 GOATS – Neither is “unblemished” - no similarity whatsoever to an unblemished Lamb.
1 GOAT is FALSE PROPHET: Slain, burned, destroyed into Lake of Fire(Rev: 18:8) and 2nd GOAT is DEVIL/DRAGON/SATAN: Cast Away to Lake of Fire with sins for deceiving saints – is let “live” to return after 1000 years. Rev. 20:1-3, 10. This is the “AZAZEL SCAPEGOAT”. See Enoch 10:4-6, 10
New Heaven with Mansions follows: 7th and 8th Milennia
7. Tabernacles or Booths (Sukkoth) Leviticus 23:34 – The mansions in the kingdom of heaven that the Son of God has readied for His saints and fulfill the promise that He will once again “tabernacle” with His people when He returns to reign over all the world (Micah 4:1-7).
Scriptures: LEVITICUS 23:33-34
“ And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month [shall be] the feast of tabernacles [for] seven days unto the LORD.”
The seventh and final Feast of the Lord is the Feast of Tabernacles. It occurs five days after the Day of Atonement on the fifteenth of Tishri (October).
TRUE SIGNIFICANCE: TABERNACLES speaks of the Day when the Son of God will tabernacle Himself literally among men, wipe away every tear, and bring in the "Golden Age" which men have dreamed of since time immemorial – the "MILLENNIAL KINGDOM". It is a thousand years of peace on earth, where Christ and His Bride will rule and reign.Scriptures on the scene at the millennium: ISAIAH 2:2-4:
“And it shall come to pass in the last days, [that] the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.